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Posted October 05, 2009 - 08:59 PM

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Initially derided for its promotion of inane chatter, Twitter has become a valuable news syndication platform, a campaign tool, and was even used by London's Royal Opera House to commission an opera libretto made up of tweets sent in from around the world.

Now the increasingly popular micro-blogging service -- which claims 50 million followers --has received one of life's most prestigious accolades: a street named after it.

And, of course, money is involved -- though not that much. The street, which is now named "@arjanelfassed tweetstreet," is located in Askar, a Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the West Bank.

The street name was bought for $140 by the Dutch-Palestinian owner of a twitter account called "Arjan El Fassed," through a Web site set up to support cultural after-school activities for children in the camp.

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Edited by JenFlowDesignz, October 05, 2009 - 08:59 PM.

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